Few people outside the Woodland/Davis/Sacramento region are familiar with the Dunnigan Hills appellation. And we don’t blame ’em. It’s not a particularly densely populated area, and the appellation itself has only been in existence since 1993–when we created it.
With that in mind, we thought we’d share a few things about our home out here in northern California’s Dunnigan Hills:
- The Dunnigan Hills appellation is 89,000 acres of beautiful, rolling hills located 30 miles northwest of Sacramento, CA.
- Unlike other California appellations, Dunnigan Hills provides a hot, Mediterranean climate that is perfect for wines like Tempranillo, Graciano and Syrah. [And, of course, Chardonnay.]
- Cyclists love this region, which is why it is home to the Bariani Road Race and the Dunnigan Hills Road Race. Check out this great bike route (that runs past our tasting room) from Davis, CA.
- This region was almost home to hundreds of wind turbines, but the project died as solar energy prices dropped.
- Developers tried to build an 8,000 home development out in the Dunnigan Hills back in 2013, but Yolo County supervisors shot the idea down.
- Ever wonder how the undulating geography of the Dunnigan Hills came to be? Well, we’re located on a fault.
Want to learn more? Come on out to Matchbook Wine Company’s tasting room, located in the heart of the Dunnigan Hills.